When you find a terrifying animal on a golf course, it is usually an alligator, crocodile, or a swan. That’s why a San Juan Hills Golf Club course marshal was surprised to find what appeared to be a leopard shark on the 12th tee box earlier this week. The shark was injured and alive, so the course employees went to work on rescuing the shark
The marshal picked up the shark, placed it in the back of his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse. There, cart attendant Bryan Stizer, a San Juan Capistrano resident, briefly placed the shark into a bucket filled with water and a bit of salt, before clocking out on his break to drive the shark out to Baby Beach in Dana Point, where it was released back into the ocean.
Hold on, this guy had to go off the clock to save an animal that was found injured on the golf course? That is ridiculous. He should have received hazard pay. Everyone knows that sharks brains and sexual organs are made out of M-80’s. An aquarist at the local Ocean Institute says the most likely suspects who placed the shark on the course are peregrine falcons, ospreys and possibly people. [The Capistrano Dispatch via Los Angeles Times]